Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
And I'm Kyle Deckelbaum.
The West Salem and G-E-T girls enter
the evening both undefeated in Coulee play.
Arcadia with a tough test....going on the road to face a
5-2 G-E-T team that sits in third place in the conference.
Late third quarter...
Tight game when G-E-T's Kim Johnson drives the lane...
Her shot goes off the back bracket and in...
Red Hawks trail 28-25.
To the fourth quarter...
Arcadia moving the ball up the floor...
In the corner, the Raiders'
Taylor Haines is good for three...
Arcadia pushes their lead to nine.
More from the Raiders...
Mikaela Sobotta finds Michaela Brueggen on the baseline...
She goes off the glass for two...
Arcadia leads 36-24.
G-E-T looking to put on a run of their own...
Annalese Lemke can't connect from down low...
Johnson is there with the putback...
Arcadia would not yield...
Haines finds Mikaela Sobotta with the outlet pass...
Sobotta lays it in for two.
Arcadia remains unbeaten in the Coulee winning 50-44.
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Meanwhile 6-and-oh West Salem hosts oh-and-seven Viroqua.
We'll join this one in the
third quarter...West Salem already up by 16
Viroqua's Jessica Schmidt cuts into that lead...she gets the rebound
and takes it up the court herself for the layup
Still in the third...
Good defense by the Panthers
Sammy Peterson deflects this pass to Jacey Olson...
Olson takes it all the down the court for the basket
West Salem rolls in this one...
42-23 the final.
One more stop in the Coulee as Westby travels to Luther.
Westby's Becca Maxwell gets the bucket
and the foul to get within 1.
She had 15 tonight..
Later in the 2nd.
Chelsea Olson making the move to
the bucket for two of her 14.
they're up 1...
Luther trying to hold on.
Alisyn Dovenberg gets the steal and takes it the other way.
to tie the game at 16.
She had 12.
Let's head back to G-E-T.
Red Hawk boys are tied
for first...hosting Black River Falls.
Early first quarter...
G-E-T's Carl Huhn from the top of the key...
?How's this for a home rim bounce?
Red Hawks go up by five.
Huhn would finish with 20 points.
Later, G-E-T's Nick Wagner...
If the defender won't come at him...
He'll take the shot...
Good for three, Red Hawks go up by eight.
Logan and Onalaska have both
endured some struggles this season.
But both teams are more than capable
of picking up some wins and getting
hot these final few weeks of the regular season.
Rangers winning by eight in
their first meeting back in mid-December.
Pick this up in the 3rd.
Ona's Connor Gavin to Jalen Zubich for the 3 pointer.
this game all tied up at 23...
Later in the 3rd.
Hoza Wright the 3rd makes the spin move and lays it in.
they're up 3...
Back comes Logan.
closing minute of the 3rd.
Vince Hamilton to Chase Johnson for 3.
Rangers up 1...
To the 4th.
Logan's Trey Davis pulls down the rebound and puts it back.
they're up 6.
and they never look back...
Logan wins 39-36.
Aquinas travels to Sparta for the only
other MVC boys game on tonight's schedule.
2nd half action .
Blugolds up big.
Here's some great ball movement to
set up Evan Savor under the basket.
Aquinas up 28.
Sparta still playing strong.
Loose ball and here's senior Keegan
Sullivan with the AND - 1 basket!
Spartans still down 27.
Aquinas just too tough tonight.
Chris Ancius an-see-us comes off the
screen and drops in the floater.
Blugolds up big.
Those two schools also meeting on
the girls side...Blugolds hosting this one.
Early first quarter.
Blugolds Chelsea Ritter with the steal.
She goes coast to coast and gets the hard lay in.
Aquinas keeps up the pace.
Junior Annie Mathy takes the ball
from the other end of the court.
and drives for the hoop.
they start the game on a 13-oh run.
topped off by Morgan Miller's running jumper.
Aquinas wins tonight.
54 to 26.
Tomah trying to snap a four-game
losing streak as they host Holmen.
To the first possession of the game.
Tomah's Dannielle Ducklow with the inside basket.
She'd have 14 on the night .
T - Wolves up 2.
Later on .
Holmen's Karissa Bjornstad bee-yourn-stad
with the 3 pointer!
Vikings down 1.
To the 2nd .
Tomah's Bailey Blado with the deep downtown jumper!
Timberwolves now up 1.
And the Timberwolves win 40-36.
Let's move over to the ice....nonconference
action as Aquinas/Holmen hosts 13-4-1 West Salem.
West Salem jumping out to an early lead with this goal .
Panthers up 1-0...
Later in the 1st more West Salem.
Taylor Trapp gets it to Zach Pierce
who deflects it in to go up 2-0...
West Salem 2
Onalaska co-op girls on the road tonight....at Middleton.
Senior Theresa Knutson increases her career goal
total to 260...with a pair of scores tonight.
52 goals this season.
Also netting in a pair is
Jacyn Reeves....check her out...burning up the
ice beating four defenders and then the goalie....impressive.
Hilltoppers get the 5-2 win.
Coming up......unbeaten records in both the Ridge and
Valley....and Scenic Bluffs get put on the line.
Plus many more stops when
the News 8 Highlight Zone returns.
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Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
The La Farge boys keep working their way up
the Division five rankings....now at number-five in the state.
La Farge puts their perfect conference
mark on the line tonight against Wauzeka-Steuben.
1-st quarter .
it's Ryan Herken to Tanner Heisel .
and Heisel the nice dish to Brenden Connelly.
Wildcats open the game on a 10-2 run.
Back comes Wauzeka.
There's Hunter Heisz .
?? remember him from our story on
the girls joining the Wauzeka football team??
A good basketball player too .
he has 16.
Turner Krachey here gets them within one.
But La Farge pulls away again.
Carver Phillips .
to Heisel .
three for him.
La Farge now 9-and-oh in the Scenic Bluffs .
62-45 over Wauzeka Steuben.
And we want to quickly pass along a story we're working on.
The 9-and-oh start for La Farge is historic.
No one better than their coach .
Kevin Alderson .
to make sure they understand that.
After spending a decade focusing
on his passion for history .
he's back on the sidelines.
Tune to News 8 following the Super Bowl this Sunday night.
Brookwood unbeaten in the Scenic Bluffs...hosting Cashton.
12-7 Falsons in the 1-st quarter .
but not for long.
Brookwood on the breakaway .
Leticya Madrigal lays it in .
and one .
that's the start of a big Brookwood run.
it's Briana Nelson with the great move to the basket .
part of an 11-0 Brookwood run.
In the 2-nd .
Cashton ends that run.
Jamie Schmitz .
ahead to Betsy Schreier .
who's good with the layup.
But Brookwood wins 44-26.
Bangor enters the night one-game
back of the Falcons....Cardinals host Wonewoc-Center.
Strong Defense to start the game for the Cardinals...
Kirsten Tenner gets the steal and passes
to Bethany Kotek for the easy bucket
Staying in the first...
Tenner passes to Morgan Horstman....Horstman finds
Tenner for the wide open three
six-nothing Cardinal lead
Near the end of the first quarter...
Bethan Martin gets the defensive
rebound...finds Horstman streaking down court...
Horstman with the nice spin move
in the paint for the bucket
Cardinals soar past the Wolves .
The Winona Winhawk boys are riding
a seven-game winning streak into tonight.
They currently sit in third place in the Big nine.
Winona going for an 8th straight win hosting Mankato East.
Winona's Marcus Montgomery moving the ball up the floor...
He takes it to the hoop for the layup...
Winhawks trail 17-13.
Later in the half...
Winona's Phillip Appicelli passes the ball off...
He gets it right back and
buries the three from the corner...
Winhawks with their first lead of the night 22-21.
Make it eight straight for Winona .
they win 48-45.
Lady Winhawks also hosting Mankato East.
Audrey Scharmer coming off a 34-point
game..giving her 1,000 for her career.
Pick this one up in the second half...
Off a missed free throw...
Scharmer is there for the putback...
Winhawks trail 38-34.
Later in the half...
The Winhawks' Hallee Hoeppner from beyond the arc...
Nothing but net...
Winhawks down by five.
Mankato East wins this one 67-55.
The Lady La Crescent Lancers hosting a Stewartville
team with just one win on the season.
Witht the score tied...Lancers end the
first half on a 20-to-2 run.
Jen Michalke scores the layup off the turnover.
Then La Crescent's "D" creating another turnover.
Michalke again finishes things off on the offensive end.
They lead 27-9 at the half.
La Crescent 57
UW-La Crosse gymnastics hosting
the 33rd Annual Gershon/McLellan Invitational.
Eagles start their night on the vault.
Kari Willet earns top honors with a nine-five.
U-W-L leads after the first round.
The success continues on the uneven bars.
Else Spitzmueller ties for a team high 9-4-5
Eagles win tonight with a team score of 185.925.
A one-on-one interview with Montee
Ball when the Highlight Zone returns.
But first...more scores from tonight.